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Man Admits He killed His Wife To 'Keep Her Quiet:' Police

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.25.2015 | Crime

A Texas man has confessed to smothering his wife with a pillow to "keep her quiet," according to reports. Jonathan Edelen, 34, told an officer to ...

$175,000 Worth Of Cocaine Washes Up On Texas Beach

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.19.2015 | Weird News

A man in Galveston, Texas, got a big shock Sunday morning while walking along the beach. The unidentified man found 15 pounds of cocaine with an es...

Trooper In Trouble For Snoop Dogg Photo Sues Bosses

AP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weird News

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas trooper has sued his bosses after being reprimanded over his photo with rapper Snoop Dogg at South by Southwest. Depar...

Woman Accused Of Helping Starve Child To Rid Him Of 'Demon'

AP | DIANA HEIDGERD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — A woman who operated a church at her suburban Dallas home has been arrested for allegedly helping starve a 2-year-old boy to rid him o...

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'She Didn't Just Vanish'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.07.2015 | Crime

The sister of a missing mother from Ardmore, Oklahoma, is appealing to the public for help. Jody Cook Wood, 38, has not been seen for nearly three ...

Texas Couple Both Dead After Argument Over $500 Lottery Ticket

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Texas, March 31 (Reuters) - A winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth $500 prompted an argument between a c...

'He Had A Lot Of Faith In His Future'

AP | DAVID WARREN | Posted 03.11.2015 | Crime

DALLAS (AP) — An Iraqi man who fled violence in his homeland to reunite with his wife in the United States had been in Texas just three weeks when h...

Man Arrested With Sword In Cane Trying To Visit Jailed Son

AP | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weird News

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio man trying to visit his jailed son also landed behind bars after being caught with a combination cane and 2-foot sw...

Texas Photographer Who Worked In Schools Sentenced For Child Porn

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 03.04.2015 | Crime

A Texas photographer who had worked in public schools was sentenced Tuesday for coercing young girls to pose for pornographic images. Todd Fleming,...

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Texas Serial Shooter 'Won't Stop'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.27.2015 | Crime

Investigators in Texas are in a desperate hunt for a serial shooter they blame for five shootings, one of them fatal, in less than a week. But unti...

Cops: Drunken Driver Hit Squad Car While Officers Were Dealing With Other Drunken Driver

AP | Posted 01.26.2015 | Weird News

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) -- Police in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with anot...

DNA, Informant Help Crack 1984 Cold Case Murder

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | Crime

By Camilo Smith HOUSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - With the help of an informant who had a run-in with the law and a DNA database, Houston po...

Texas Officer Fired After Using Stun Gun On 76-year-old Man

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A South Texas police officer who used a stun gun on a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker...

Teen Accused Of Threatening Police On Twitter

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - A Texas teenager was arrested on Monday on suspicion of posting a photo on social media showing an air rifle that was accompanied by text ...

Wife In Texas DA Murder Case Sentenced To 40 Years

AP | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — A North Texas woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison after earlier testifying that she...

Estranged Wife To Plead Guilty In Texas DA Murder Case

Associated Press | Posted 12.29.2014 | Crime

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — The estranged wife of a former justice of the peace in North Texas is expected to plead guilty to murder in connection with th...

Police Officer, Girlfriend Beaten And Robbed In Hit-And-Run

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.28.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Texas are searching for a group of suspects who they say attacked and robbed an off-duty police officer and his girlfriend on their way...

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Missing Armored Truck Driver's Family: 'He Had Nothing To Do With This'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

The family of a missing armored truck driver in Texas, whose empty vehicle was found abandoned on Monday, say he's not involved in his disappearance o...

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Former Classmate Of Missing Woman Charged In Connection With Her Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

A former high school classmate of a missing Texas woman has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, more than three months after the woman...

Police Hunt For Man, Son After Mom Found Dead In Fridge

AP | Posted 12.09.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man and his 11-month-old son after the child's mother was found dead in a refrigerator in a Houston a...

Penalty Phase Begins For Ex-Judge Convicted Of Murdering DA's Wife

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — An assistant prosecutor shouted "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" in the moments before a gunman bent on revenge shot him repeatedly las...

Mom Charged After Daughter's Body Found In Fridge

AP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston mother has been charged with neglect after her 9-year-old daughter's body was discovered stuffed inside a refrigerator. Am...

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

In order to be competent enough to be executed, Scott must understand why he is being executed. Presently, Scott thinks that he is being executed for being a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Cigarette Butt DNA Leads To Arrest In Murder Of Security Guard

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.07.2014 | Crime

DNA evidence collected from a cigarette butt has led police to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a security guard at an illegal gambling venue. Ri...

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Missing Woman's 'Own Worst Nightmare' Was Abduction, Says Mother

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.30.2014 | Crime

A desperate search is on in Texas for a missing young woman who family members say has experienced the one thing she feared the most – abduction. ...